It’s easy to get caught up in the frenzy of a presidential election. It takes over the world stage, our television sets, our social media, our conversations, and our communities. That’s why it’s also easy to lose sight of Election Days that fall in between presidential years. But as they say, ‘all politics is local’.
Election Days for local offices are just as important as the national ones. Local leadership and ballot initiatives affecting your daily life, your community, your county, and your state will be decided.
When you support candidates for local office who reflect the needs of your community, who live and breathe it like you do, you shape your local government into one of solidarity and needed action. You have the power – no, the responsibility – to choose candidates that improve the things that matter most to you.
Something else that matters: turning Election Day into a national holiday so workers can vote. Nearly 50% of the United States’ population is the every-business-day American worker. Think about that. It’s possible that half of your community cannot get the day off to go vote in local elections. Half! In today’s world, that is decidedly unacceptable. ‘Let workers vote’ is a passionate initiative we launched last year. We ask that you help us push the rights for workers to vote on the most important day of the year in our democracy.
We are once again closing the office on Election Day so our staff can cast their votes. We can think of nothing more important on the first Tuesday of November than exercising our right to make our community the best it can be.
We urge you to get registered, research the candidates and initiatives that affect your community, and vote.
Visit letworkersvote.com to learn more about how to register, voting early, voting by absentee ballot, and how to help us make Election Day a national holiday in the future.